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Massive dust storm hits Delhi, heavy rain predicted across India

Massive dust storm hits Delhi, heavy rain predicted across India”

One person was injured in Dwarka while two persons sustained minor injuries in west Delhi during the storm. Among the 13 injured are four members of his family. The India Meteorological Department has issued a fresh warning today, stating that thunderstorm with light rain is expected to hit over and adjoining areas of Jind, Rohtak, Panipat, Alwar, Bagpat, Meerut and Aligarh during the next two hours, that is between 9-11 am, news agency ANI reported. The police received almost 60 calls related to fallen trees, electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

A massive dust storm hit Delhi and NCR region at around 3:00 AM on Wednesday.

The Met office predicts storm and winds of less severity for 48 hours starting Tuesday.

According to the IMD alert, the north-east region, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh can experience thunderstorm and heavy rains in the 72 hours.

Storm uprooted trees, knocked down power poles, grounded flights and disrupted trains across northern, eastern and southern states, including the capital, New Delhi, on Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, as many as 80 were killed in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and east Uttar Pradesh due to thunderstorms and lightning with Uttar Pradesh alone recording 51 deaths.

Strong winds, accompanied by dust, lashed the city while bringing a sudden decline in the temperature.

In Andhra Pradesh state in the south, at least 12 people were killed by lightning, said M.V. Sheshagiri Babu, the state's relief commissioner.

Additionally, along with Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry, coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka will also see thunderstorms.



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